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SPM ‘ENRICHMENT’
TOPIC : PROBABILITY
TIME : 2 HOURS
1. A box contains 5 green marbles, 4 blue marbles and 6 red marbles. A marble is
picked at random.
Without replacing the first marble, another marble is taken from the box.
Calculate the probability that
(a) the first marble green and the second marble red
(b) two marbles are the same colour.
Answer:
(a)
(b)
2. Table 1 shows the number of members of two sport societies, Rugby and
Football, who are planning trips to Melaka and Pahang.
(a) If two members are chosen at random from the Rugby, calculate the
probability that both of them will be going to Melaka.
(b) If two members are chosen at random from the group to Pahang,
calculate the probability that both of them are from the same society.
Answer:
(a)
(b)
Number of members State to be
visited
Rugby Football
Melaka 17 13
Pahang 9 15
Table 1
3. Table 2 shows the number of students of the class that leave at two residential
areas.
(a) If two students are chosen at random from the Taman Penawar, calculate
the probability that one of the students is girl and the other one is boy.
(b) If two students are chosen at random from boy group, calculate the
probability that both of the students are from the same residential area.
Answer:
(a)
(b)
4. In a quiz contest, there are three categories of questions consisting of 5
questions on Chemistry, 3 questions on Biology and 7 questions on Physic.
Each question is placed inside an envelope. All of the envelopes are similar and
put inside a box.
All the participants of the quiz contest are requested to pick at random two
envelopes from the box.
Find the probability that the first participant picks
(a) the first envelope with a Chemistry question and the second envelope
with an Biology question.
(b) two envelopes with question at the same category.
Number of students Residential
area
Boy Girl
Taman
Desaru
7 3
Taman
Penawar
5 4
Table 2
Answer:
(a)
(b)
5. A group of 5 boys and 4 girls take part in science exhibitions. Each day, two
pupils are chosen at random to give presentation.
(a) Calculate the probability that both pupils chosen to give presentation on
the first day are boys.
(b) Two boys do give presentation on the first day. They are then exempted
from giving presentation on the second day.
Calculate the probability that both pupils chosen to give presentation on the
second day are of the same gander.
Answer:
(a)
(b)
6. Diagram 1 shows the route of a van which carries a group of volunteers. The
group consists of 8 males and 4 females who are dropped of at random to give
aid at various towns along the routes.
STARTING KOTA TINGGI SEGAMAT OTHERS
POINT TOWNS
(a) If two volunteers are dropped off at Kota Tinggi, calculate the probability
that both are males.
(b) Two volunteers of different gender are dropped off at Kota Tinggi. If two
other volunteers are then dropped at Segamat, calculate the probability
that at least one of them is female.
Answer:
(a)
(b)
7. Diagram 2 shows the route for cross country event.
Diagram 2
Diagram 1
Station C
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Start/Finish
Station A
Station B
Station D
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Station E
The group 7 boys and 3 girls from KRS squad are chosen for duty on cross
country day. Each station, two pupils are chosen at random at each station to
perform their duties.
(a) If two of the pupils are selected to duty at Station A. Calculate the probability
that both are girls.
(b) Two boys from that group are duty at Station A. Another two pupils are
selected at random to be on duty at Station B.
Calculate the probability that both pupils chosen for Station B are of different
gender.
Answer:
(a)
(b)
8. Diagram 3 show twelve labelled cards which are placed in an empty box.
Diagram 3
(a) If a card is chosen at random from the box, calculate the probability that
the card labelled ‘L’ is chosen.
(b) If a card is chosen at random from the box, calculate the probability that
the card labelled ‘L’ or the card labelled ‘C’ are chosen.
Answer:
(a)
P
C
C I O L E
S T E D A
(b)
9. Table 3 which is incomplete shows, the probability of spending the weekend
among two classmate Azmi and Faizal.
Table 3
Calculate the probability that
(a) Azmi going shopping
(b) They both doing the same activities
Answer:
(a)
(b)
Probability
Students Gardening Fishing Shopping
Azmi
6
1
4
3
Faizal
5
2
10
1
2
1
10. Table 4 shows the numbers of students in Form 3 Maju and 3 Bestari who
entitles to receive school tshirts.
Table 4
Two students from the group are chosen atrandom to receive a school tshirt
each.
Find the probability that both student chosen
(a) are boys,
(b) are girls from the same class.
Answer:
(a)
(b)
Gender Form
Boy Girl
3 Maju
3 5
3 Bestari
6 2
MODULE 8: ANSWERS
TOPIC : PROBABILIty
Answer:
1. (a) =
3
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5
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15
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105
31
2. (a) =
325
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23
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24
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92
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3. (a) =
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12
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66
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4. (a) =
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14
6
15
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14
2
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14
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=
105
34
5. (a) =
8
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5
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18
5
(b) = 
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6
3
7
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6
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=
7
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6. (a) =
11
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12
8
×
=
33
14
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9
2
10
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9
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7. (a) =
9
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9
5
10
3
9
3
10
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=
3
1
8. (a) =
12
1
(b) =
12
2
12
1
+
=
12
3
9. (a) = 1  
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4
3
6
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2
1
12
1
10
1
4
3
5
2
6
1
=
60
11
10. (a) =
15
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16
9
×
=
10
3
(b) = 
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15
1
16
2
15
4
16
5
=
120
11
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